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Awards and Festivals

My Awkward Sexual Adventure (2012)

Festivals:

  • Toronto International Film Festival (World Premiere)
  • Calgary International Film Festival
  • Whistler Film Festival
  • Mar del Plata International Film Festival
  • Santa Barbara International Film Festival (US premiere)
  • Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
  • Kingston Canadian Film Festival
  • Golden Horse Fantastic Film Festival (Asia premiere)
  • Reel Canadian Film Fest (Fernie, British Columbia)
  • Friar’s Club Comedy Film Festival (New York, NY)
  • Maui Film Festival
  • Open Roof Film Festival (Toronto)
  • San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
  • Gimli Film Festival
  • Possible Worlds Film Festival (Sydney, Australia)
  • Jewish Eye Film Festival (Ashkelon, Israel – Middle Eastern Premiere)
  • Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival
  • Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival
  • Mexico International Jewish Film Festival

Awards:

  • Toronto International Film Festival - Top Ten Films of 2012
  • Calgary International Film Festival - People’s Choice Award for Best Narrative Film
  • Whistler Film Festival - Audience Award for Best Feature Film
  • Director’s Guild of Canada Awards – Best Feature Film (nomination)
  • ACTRA Awards – Outstanding Male Performance – Jonas Chernick (nomination)
  • Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA) Feature Film Producer’s Award – Producer Juliette Hagopian (nomination)
  • Canadian Comedy Awards - Best Directing (Sean Garrity), Best Female Performance (Emily Hampshire), also nominated for Best Film, Best Writing (Jonas Chernick), Best Female Performance (Sarah Manninen), Best Male Performance (Vik Sahay)
  • ACTRA Awards (Manitoba) – Outstanding Female Performance – Marina Stephenson Kerr (nomination)

Borealis (2015)

FESTIVALS:

  • Montreal World Film Festival (World Premiere)
  • Cinefest Sudbury International Film Festival
  • Vancouver International Film Festival
  • Calgary International Film Festival
  • Edmonton International Film Festival 
  • Kingston Canadian Film Festival
  • Canadian Film Festival (Toronto) 
  • Brooklyn Film Festival (Opening Night Film / US Premiere)
  • Shanghai International Film Festival (Asian Premiere)
  • Gimli Film Festival (Opening Night Film)
  • Hell's Half Mile Film Festival (Closing Night Film)
  • Barrie Film Festival
  • Petaluma International Film Festival

AWARDS:

  • Nomination - Best Achievement in Visual Effects - 2016 Canadian Screen Awards
  • Special Jury Mention - Best Canadian Feature Film - 2015 Vancouver International Film Festival
  • Best Director (Sean Garrity) - 2016 Canadian Film Festival
  • Best Actress (Joey King) - 2016 Canadian Film Festival